John Thomas Kerkeslager Sr., 71, of Lebanon, passed away on Thursday, March 20th, 2014 in the Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born in Lebanon, a son of the late Kenneth B. Kerkeslager and Marion I. nee Achenbach Zerbe. Mr. Kerkeslager was retired from Roadway Express Trucking in Carlisle with over 30 years of service. He was a member of the Teamsters Local #776. He attended Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Lebanon. Surviving are the mother of his children, Carol Kerkeslager of Lebanon; children: Heidi Kerkeslager of Lebanon; Steven, husband of Karen Kerkeslager, Lebanon; John T. Jr., husband of Tanya Kerkeslager, Atlanta, GA; Victoria, wife of Shawn Lutz, Lebanon; Deborah Kerkeslager of Kentucky; Marilyn Shindel of Lebanon; 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brother: Kenneth Michael, husband of Janet Kerkeslager, Annville; niece: Michelle, wife of Wade Achey, Cornwall and nephew: Michael Kerkeslager of Annville. There will be a private gathering of immediate family to celebrate his life.